A little something to brighten your day

Photographer Rion Sabean has been doing a series of portraits he calls “Men-Ups“. The idea is to do a gendered-expectation bending by photographing men we would traditionally stereotype as very ‘masculine’ (beards, messy hair, dressed as workmen, lumbjerjacks, soldiers, etc) in highly-stylized poses that we associate with delicate, objectified femininity. That is, take pictures of men as though you’re taking pin-ups.

The results, as you can imagine, are hilarious as well as interesting.

You can read read more about Sabean’s work in an interview here.


7 thoughts on “A little something to brighten your day

  1. I cut down trees, I skip and jump,
    I like to press wild flowers.
    I put on women’s clothing,
    And hang around in bars.

    I chop down trees, I wear high heels,
    Suspendies and a bra.
    I wish I’d been a girlie
    Just like my dear papa.

  2. My son and some of his friends sang this at eighth grade graduation. Hitherto the school had encouraged his interest in Monty Python. Children so often understand so much more than adults!

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